At Khao Sok Jungle Life Camp
We take pride in our knowledgeable educators, local guides, and farmers. We can’t wait for you to meet them!
Ta, in charge of the Jungle Life Camp, is 27 years old and from southern Thailand. She completed her studies in Construction Engineering and Environment in Bangkok, where she experienced traveling to places which integrated sustainable living, challenging her view of the world in terms of finding ways to provide solutions to make the world a better place. She incorporates sustainability in her lifestyle, and her mission is to help spread awareness to all ages about eco-living.
Gai has been a guide for the past 15 years and is one of our most experienced Birding guides. His heart is in the jungle, and Gai also loves spending his free time photographing nature. His dream is to make Khao Sok accessible for everyone and plans on someday offering tours for disabled people. At the Life Camp, Khun Gai educates from Soil Assessments over Birdwatching to Survival Skills and is highly committed to make sure everyone leaves the camp with more knowledge and stoked on nature.
Love is an enthusiastic guide and very much enjoys spending time in nature, discovering exotic species of animals and plants. With a Master degree in Ecology from Songkhla University and many hands on experiences as Research Assistant for Marine and Fresh Water Conservation Projects, he’s been working with the National Park Authorities on conducting Ranger and Guide Trainings. While being at Our Jungle Life Camp, he enjoys taking students to the river for Water Quality and Animal Assessments.
Having grown up surrounded by rice fields as his parents were rice farmers, he has a strong personality due to his upbringings (helping his family with their business during his childhood) and fully embraces life as it comes with its ups and downs, prepared to face any challenge coming his way. With a good amount of time spent being a nature guide, he likes to bring out students into the outdoors, where he educates about foraging, survival skills and the unique animals who call Khao Sok National Park home.
Ed, our fun and energetic-driven tour guide, loves joking around in the English language. He follows his passion for insects, birds and animals in his career, and feels truly at home in nature.
Plar is one of our experienced bird watching guides, loves to go camping in her free time, and also very much enjoys trekking along the various trails in Khao Sok National Park. In her main job she works as an consultant for the Agriculture Department on training and development for local farmers, her professional skills she also applies during class room and farming lessons at Our Jungle Life Camp.
Born and raised in the Khlong Saeng Community forest, she has returned after studying and working in the tourism industry for over 10 years to lead the local Community-Based Tourism outreach. She loves to share her knowledge about the natural area, the history of Cheow Lan Lake as well as cater to local Thai hospitality. She is highly skilled on the loom and can tell you all about the different patterns and weaving methods, still commonly practiced in the local area.
Born in Khao Sok, he has been working as a guide for over 12 years. He taught himself English while working with foreigners. He loves scavenging for useful herbs in the jungle, and also spends his free time photographing wildlife. At the Jungle Life Camp, he will lead our adventure tours down the Sok river, and has a strong background and eye on health and safety of our groups. He enjoys teaching about local building methods and the sustainable resources which the forrest supplies.
Born and raised in Khao Sok, his mother was a farmer and his father a tiger hunter. He graduated from Chaiya Industrial and Community Education College in Motor Engineering and returned home to work in nature conservation. He then had the opportunity to realize his dream: following in the footsteps of King Rama 9 by building an organic vegetable garden to be self-sufficient. There were too many vegetables to eat! So he started giving them away and opened a special cooking class to teach those who are interested how to cook a meal from scratch jungle-style!
My name is Sukhee Kinochita and I’m 53 years old, I was born in Nong Kai , I work for a family that has five members. My mother and 3 kids. I’ve been living at Khao Sok almost 10 years. I’m working here not only to make money but to take care of the family, but I love working as a farmer more than anything
My name is Manus Tongchai and I was born in Nakhon Si Thammarat. I’ve been working in construction before, and then I come to Khao Sok almost 16 years ago with my wife. I worked at the rubber farm and from that I start feeling good to work as a farmer. It’s a good opportunity to work here in the farm and learn the new experience alot here.
My name is Channarong Wongsin I was born in Pra Sang district also in Suratthani Province. I’ve been living in Khao Sok almost 30 years with my wife and 3 kids. I came to Khao Sok to find a job that make my family have better income. I love to work here as a farmer. Thank you for the opportunity for me krab.
From the Jungle
On the 7th and 8th of September, we held a Guide Training at the Jungle Life Camp to collectively work on solutions and approaches for itineraries of school camps coming to stay with us. With a total of twelve people present, we exchanged ideas, ranging from planning diverse activities for nature education lessons to deciding upon which subjects...
Hi there, I’m Juliana, the new intern for Jungle Life Camp in Khao Sok. I spent a day joining a Thai kids camp on their jungle trek adventure where I had the task of photographing them and helping out their camp instructor with any work. For you to be able to have an idea of what the kids do all day in camp, I wrote a blog on my experience with...
Khao Sok National Park is one of the best-preserved natural habitats in Thailand, and it's all thanks to the Communists. During the 1970s and early 80s, this area of thick jungle and caves was the perfect hide-out for the small band of Communist insurgents tickling the government at that time. Khao Sok in the early days A Peace Corps volunteer...